Electric Vehicles (PHEV and BEV) in the German Electricity System

August 17, 2009 - 12:00pm

This presentation will give an overview of the current and the estimated development of the German power generation mix. It will be demonstrated that the expected influence of fluctuating renewable energy could be significant. Situations with a very low thermal rest load are likely and render it necessary to manage the energy supply (independent from fluctuating generation) or to use storage devices. Furthermore, it will be discussed whether the load profile of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) can be controlled by an indirect energy management system based on variable electricity tariffs. For the investigation a simulation model is used based on algorithms applied in a realized demand side management system. It will be concluded that PHEVs can contribute to the integration of higher shares of fluctuating energy, e.g., from wind power and photovoltaic (PV), into the electric grid. For additional information on this topic you may also contact these two persons listed below who are currently (Aug. 2009) working on their master's theses at EETD/LBNL: Ilan Momber (imomber@lbl.gov) +1 (510)705-2204 and Sebastian Beer (spjbeer@lbl.gov) +1 (510)229-9725 (Ilan and Sebastian are also from the Fraunhofer Institute in Karlsruhe and are keenly interested in exchanging ideas and inspiration with others who are interested in EVs.) For more information about this seminar, please contact: Michael Stadler(510) 486-4929

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